“Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints”

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But the recent complaints could signal a shift from how the parties have approached complaints in the past.

“A general truce was in place for a number of years as both parties realized it wasn’t in their interest,” explained veteran campaign finance attorney Michael Toner, who is also a former FEC chairman, about the cost and burden of pursuing and defending complaints. “That truce is breaking down.”

The source believes the creation of the American Democracy Legal Fund is a sign that filing FEC complaints could become an establishment-endorsed tactic in campaigns.

“That would up the ante,” Toner said.

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